Strand Market Update: Year-over-year Strand Sales Continues to Build Momentum

Strand at Headlands total sales topped $150 million in 2016 and have exceeded $82 million in the first seven months of 2017. Orange County’s final, and newest oceanfront community, The Strand at Headlands, continues to enjoy record sales — a recent oceanfront homesite recently closed escrow at $12 million followed by another oceanfront Strand property that sold for just under $12 million.
With only eight custom homesites remaining at The Strand, its record-breaking sales can be attributed to the law supply and demand — custom homesites outside The Strand in oceanfront private gated communities in Dana Point and Laguna Beach are almost nonexistent.
Building a custom beach home in The Strand’s gate guarded community comes with the added benefit of complete architectural freedom to build the home of your dreams and, among other benefits, all Coastal Commission permits in place, expediting the overall permit process.
Finally, one of the other reasons that The Strand has become Orange County’s most sought after beachfront neighborhoods is the access Strand owners have to its private, Beach Club with its pool/spa, lounge and fitness center providing every owner an oceanfront lifestyle. For a current list of all Strand sales and available homesites and homes go to http://strandrealtyoc.com

Breathtaking Ocean View Homesite Now Available

17 Beach View Avenue

Once in a lifetime opportunity to build the custom home of your dreams at The Strand at Headlands, Orange County’s premiere beach front community.

This Coastal Commission approved homesite commands captivating ocean views and Catalina sunsets. This 9,372 sq. ft. homesite is located steps from Strand Beach, has private gated access to the beach and enjoys membership to the community’s private oceanfront Beach Club.

The Strand is minutes from The Ritz-Carlton, Monarch Beach Resort, award-winning schools, shops and restaurants in Dana Point and Laguna Beach. Thirty minutes from John Wayne Airport.

Offered for: $5,790,000

The Strand at Headlands Featured Property

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The Strand at Headlands  — 7 Beach View Avenue

Offered for $5,995,000

Imagine building your dream home at The Strand at Headlands that enjoys white sand and white water views from all levels. That means that from the home’s walk-out basement, you can see the beach and hear crashing waves. Not only that, the homesite’s location has a panorama of the iconic Headlands Point, now a 30-acre conservation park, protected in perpetuity from ever being developed. This 10,000 + sq. ft. property comes with Coastal Commission and Strand Design Committee approved plans by renown architect Christopher Brandon. The plans can be modified in the architectural design of your choice. This magnificent homesite is located steps from the beach and has direct gated beach access through The Strand’s ocean front Beach Club. The private Beach Club features a lounge, bar, pool, spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Luxurious Strand at Headlands Custom Home Just Listed!

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3 White Water Lane | The Strand at Headlands

5 beds 7 baths 7,545 sq. ft. | Offered for $12,999,000

Breathtaking Strand Estate enjoys Panoramic white sand, white water views and Catalina Sunsets. The custom home merges modern luxury with classic European craftsmanship. Beaunmaniere soft stone floors and sparkling Shonbek chandeliers highlight a grand ocean view entryway with a sweeping staircase and spacious great room perfect for entertaining. A grand “Two Chef’s” kitchen features gorgeous carved Cassini kitchen cabinets, Edgar Berebi hardware and Blue Bahia granite counters. There are two Speed Ovens with rotisseries, two refrigerators, two pastry counters and two deep sinks, all positioned in perfect balance for efficiency and elegance. The master suite presents dramatic ocean views and an opulent bath. The lower level hosts a 700+ bottle wine cellar, large laundry room, an enormous garage and a luxurious 15 seat home theatre with Pierre Frey tapestry walls and a starry night ceiling, creating a soothing intimate retreat. The rear yard features an infinity edge pool, spa, fireplace, and putting green. The home’s four-floor elevator rises to the rooftop deck where unobstructed ocean views showcase the blue Pacific’s waves, whales and wildlife. Every detail of this home was carefully selected and quality crafted including remote controlled solar shades, electric heated floors, a Vantage control system, and Vision Art TVs. This home provides the best in luxurious beach living.

Dana Point Trolley Links to San Juan Capistrano Summer 2017

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Just minutes away from the Strand, residents will have easy access to downtown San Juan Capistrano with its new trolley service.  Along the way, San Juan’s trolley-style shuttle will make multiple stops downtown including Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Capistrano Depot, the Ecology Center and the Community Center and Sports Park.

This free shuttle service will offer rides every 20 minutes from La Zanja Street north of downtown San Juan to Stonehill Drive.  At this stop you will be able to pick up the Dana Point shuttle which also connects with the Laguna Beach shuttle.  Two trolleys will operate Friday through Sunday from June 9th through Labor Day.

Just Listed

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The Strand at Headlands has just listed 15 Strand Beach Drive for $12,350,000.  Design and build your oceanfront dream home with breathtaking white water views.  This 10,994 sq. ft. lot has 70 linear feet of beach frontage. With architectural freedom and all coastal commission approvals in place, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.  Contact our office to schedule a tour.

Dana Point Harbor Waterfall

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There was a raging waterfall in the Dana Point Harbor during the recent storms.  Many people drove down to the Harbor to take videos and pictures of this rare sight.  You can either take the short walk to stand right up next to it, or just simply sit in your car and enjoy it. The catch is that you have to go while it’s raining or just afterwards because it quickly downgrades to a trickle and then dries up.  If you miss it this time, take a drive down there the next time a rainstorm comes through. The tropical setting with palm trees and lush landscape surrounding it makes you feel like you’re in Hawaii.

Getting there:  Once you turn onto Dana Point Harbor Drive from Pacific Coast Highway, park at Baby Beach in the harbor and look across the road at the falls.  Pay attention to parking restrictions along the road and don’t get too close to the water when it has a strong flow.  It can be dangerous.

Enjoy the sunshine for now but the next time a storm comes through, head down to the harbor to take a closer look at this man made waterfall right in our very own backyard.

DANA POINT HARBOR’S OCEAN INSTITUTE EVENTS IN JANUARY

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Greetings Dana Point Community!

We just had some visitors in the neighborhood and wanted to share some pictures we received in case you didn’t get a chance to see them. The Ocean Institute had a couple tall ships visiting the Dana Point Harbor from January 1st-15th.  Families, kids and history buffs had fun exploring and learning all about the ships and their crew.  Now that they have sailed away, we hope the whale watching cruises will see a lot of grey whales that migrate during this time of year from Baja California to Alaska.

For more information and to book a cruise soon check out http://www.ocean-institute.org/event/whale-watching-cruise

We hope you are enjoying the new year thus far and happy 2017!

 

STRAND FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE GOOD CHEER AT ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

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The Strand community gathered at The Beach Club to celebrate the holidays at its annual party on Wednesday evening, December 14th.  Friends and family enjoyed fabulous food, libations, music and entertainment.  Dana Point’s Craft House and our very own gate guard, Eddie, catered the event.  Eddie delivered Michigan-style country barbecue ribs and chicken. Blake Mellgren, a Strand resident and Craft House owner, served an array of holiday appetizers. The Craft House was voted one of Orange County’s best restaurants for 2016.

Chase Perkowski and Alex Davis provided the exceptional guitar music and vocals. Later in the evening, The Orange County Festival Ballet Theater performed a vignette from the Nutcracker which dazzled audiences at the OC Performing Arts Center this season.  It was magnificent to see such graceful and talented dancers with the moonlit ocean in the background.

There was a lot to celebrate this year as the Strand welcomed many new families to our coastal community.  We have really enjoyed getting to know everyone.  It was so much fun seeing our friends at the holiday celebration this year and we look forward to having many more events to bring us all together in the new year!

Strand Oceanfront Homesite Just Sold!

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55 Strand Beach Drive (homesite 45) just sold for $10,000,000. The 11,270 sq. ft. homesite brings the total number of December to September 2015/1016 sales to just over $120 million. There are nine remaining homesites for sale at The Strand. The new owners said one of the many advantages of building at The Strand is the opportunity to build a custom beach home in the architectural style of their choice. They also appreciated that all California Coastal Commission approvals are in place and the expedited Design Review and City building permit approval process.